The (Web) Edit

Our must read stories from across the web this week.
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The defiant ones: “As young girls, they fought the fierce battle to integrate America’s schools half a century ago.” (Smithsonian Mag)

The profound presence of Doria Ragland: “The hunger for a cordial kind of racial harmonizing is strong. I know Markle feels that burden, and I know that Ragland does, too.” (The New Yorker)

Black health matters: “They force you to reconcile your own helplessness in the face of such brutal injustice, and the terrifying reality that it could happen to you, or someone you hold dear.” (The New York Times)

The futility of trying to prevent more school shootings in America: “As long as there is easy access to guns, there’s no way parents, teachers, and other specialists can thwart every violent teenager.” (The Atlantic)

Abby Wombach’s Barnard’s Commencement address: “Make failure your fuel.” (TIME)

Mourning my late husband in the age of Trump: “One of the many things he’d figured out is that white people showing up in a black space, including the intimate space of a relationship, is seen by many black folks as an incursion, even if they don’t say so.” (The New York Times)

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